I have taught Junior High math and science for 21 years. I have also taught many other subjects in many other grade levels over my career. My passions are math and science.
I think I have a very relaxed teaching style which combines a fair but firm approach. I believe in using technology whenever possible and keeping up with the latest philosophies while still maintaining the good old tried, tested and true. I do not have kids myself but try and teach them like I would want my own kids taught. They know they are in a safe learning environment and I do think they feel like they are well prepared for high school.
As much as it would be an honor to receive some type of teaching award, and no offfence to anyone who has one.......I feel that teaching is a team game and I honestly feel that it is impossible to award individual awards in a team game. The best honor I receive is when I get visits from former students who feel they were well prepared for high school and still use some of the notes and things that were prepared for them when I taught them. It is very rewarding to see them doing well in high school and University and that they still take the time to visit or email and let you know how they are doing. Knowing that I could play a small role in their success is a great feeling.
I have a 4 year Bachelor of Education.
I love my job and spend a lot of time creating things that I think my kids will enjoy and that I feel will help me do my job better. I have a few of the technology pieces included for sale in my store. They took some time to complete and they have helped my kids learn while having fun at the same time. I hope if you purchase one of them you feel that they are very helpful. If there is something you would like that you don`t have, drop me a line, I may be up for the challenge of making it. I really like working on my computer, love sports and online selling and spend a lot of my time doing these leisure activities.